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Tips for starting your own company

If you intend to start a business you hear different advices from different people. And most of the advices are not concrete and founded. Therefore I suggest you to rely on the internet, which can guide you in achieving your goal of starting your own company. Do not overanalyze and over think it all. Below here we have enumerated a few steps that might help you in the path towards success. Here’s wishing you allRead More

Easily Disable Annoying Facebook Pop Up Notification Bubble

We manage some Facebook Pages and Groups which have more than 1 million fans, members. When an admin posts something in the facebook groups hundreds of pop up notification bubble appear in the left screen of the facebook website which is very annoying. Sometimes we try to close them but if we can’t click on the cross sign the notification post appears. We tried to find out any available options in the facebook settings but,Read More

How Blog Marketing Impacts Your Small Business

Blogging for a small business can play a significant role as a great marketing tool, especially when a start-up business initiates it struggle to concrete its identity in the competitive industry. Sometimes the newbie business owners consider sales and marketing as synonymous- but they are apples and oranges. Sale is all about driving the clients to pay for your product or service; whereas marketing is all about positioning your brand in the concerned market. TheRead More

How to Get People to Remember Your Business Name

Everyone wants to be remembered. When someone says your name, it’s a magic that can solidify any business relationship. Here’s how to get people to remember your name successfully. 1. Repeat Their Name When you are introduced to someone, repeat their name back to them. This will prevent you from forgetting their name as soon as they say it. For example, when the other person says “Hi, I’m Mary”, repeat “It’s nice to meet you,Read More

Patrick Clark

Funding Circle Raises $65 Million for Peer-to-Peer Small Business Loan

Venture capital firms have come to see small business lending as an industry ripe for a shakeup, given the slow pace of lending since the financial crisis and unmet demand for credit, which is estimated at billions of dollars a year. Funding Circle, a British peer-to-peer lender, is the latest to benefit: The company announced on Wednesday a new $65 million dose of capital from Index Ventures and other firms. Funding Circle’s online platform lets individual or institutional investors fund loans thatRead More

ELIZABETH GARONE

Moms Build a Small Business on Better Tissues

Julie Pickens and her co-founder turned a vexing problem—stuffy noses—to a big business opportunity. CAMPBELL SALGADO

In 2007, Julie Pickens and Mindee Doney found a $16 million business hiding in their children’s stuffy noses. The Oregon moms were trying to figure out the best way to get their children’s nostrils clean when they got congested. Their pediatricians advised using saline drops, but getting toddlers to stand still while they administered the treatment was next to impossible, says Ms. Pickens. So, they started putting the drops on regular tissues and wiping theRead More

Patrick Clark

Small Business Loan: Why the Government’s ‘Record’ Isn’t a Record

Small Business Administration boss Maria Contreras-Sweet was in New York City on Thursday to visit Bayside Milk Farm, a local business that isn’t really a dairy (it’s a food market), and to announce a small business lending record that isn’t really a record (more on that below). The agency guaranteed $19.2 billion under its working-capital loan program in the 12 months ended Sept. 30 (PDF). To celebrate, it fired off a press release today with theRead More

ROB KING

Ten ways small business owners can improve their financial literacy

financial literacy :: your money your future - all of small business

As a small business owner, a deep understanding of your company’s financial situation drastically improves your chance of long-term success. When you know exactly where you stand in terms of your financials, you can plan for the future and avoid common financial management pitfalls. Unfortunately, the fact remains, entrepreneurs struggle to get a grasp on their finances. In a recent Intuit study, 46 per cent of Canada’s owners rated their knowledge of financial management asRead More

JEFF BUCKSTEIN

THE CHALLENGE: ‘Two guys with no revenue’ learn a venture-capital lesson

Customers carry a card or keytag and scan it to earn rewards. The company also offers a quick-pay component with auto-reloading capabilities. Business owners receive detailed information to track usage among customers. Mr. Bailey says the business is doing well, drawing “millions” in revenue. What he isn’t so certain about, however, is when a young business like his should seek outside funding. To date, Spoonity has raised about $500,000 through self-financing and government grants, includingRead More

The Globe and Mail

WHO OWNS THAT? Butcher’s son carries on family legacy

1. Let’s start with the basics. Can you briefly describe your business, including when it was founded, what it does, and where you operate? Created to bring gourmet prepared meats to your table in minutes, by Amos is a line of cooked and seasoned, naturally raised meats. Our selection of chicken breasts and steaks provide quick and easy meal solutions using sous-vide cooking. Since our meats are all pre-cooked and pre-seasoned, all you have toRead More